According to PewResearch Center, the US has the world’s highest rate of children living with single parents. As per data received in 2018, almost a quarter of American children under the age of 18 lived with a single parent – and no other adults present in the household, except adult children.
The survey also concluded that mothers usually get the responsibility of children with 20% of children in the US living with just their mothers – compared to 5% who lived with their father.
When it comes to ethnicity, 49% of black children were reported to be living with one parent while Hispanic and white kids comprised 28% and 21% respectively.
The UK follows the USA and has the second-highest rate of single parenting. Other countries on the list included Sao Tome and Principe, Russia, and Denmark. The only African country part of the Infographic is Kenya with over 15% of children living with single parents.
Afghanistan, Mali, and Turkey are listed as the countries with the lowest rate of single parenting amongst the surveyed regions.
Developed countries accounted for the majority of households with single parents. However, the survey did not count the parents who did not cohabitate with their significant other but lived in extended families – such as those that have grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins living in the same household.
Infographic by: www.statista.com